INSTITUTE, WV (WOWK) – You have heard of the “Rocket Boys,” but what about the “Rocket Girls?” This week teenage girls are discovering their inner astronaut at a camp at West Virginia State University.
This summer, a group of teens is launching their skills to new heights at Rocket Girls Summer Camp at WVSU.
With each rocket launch, the girls are learning about the engineering design process.
Camp leaders hope the girls having a blast learning about aerospace will spark new ideas and confidence.
“We followed like an MIT curriculum and we are really hoping to get the girls engaged and to kind of help encourage them,” said Hannah Payne, the Director of the Center for the Advancement of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at WVSU.
Payne continued, “By getting them involved in this early, they start to see that not only do they have a community of women that support them, but also that emotional support that says you have this capability.”
West Virginia State University hosted the camp in partnership with the West Virginia Space Grant Consortium.